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The scientific study of the origin and development of humans.
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(ˌænθrəpəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) or


(Anthropology & Ethnology) the study of the origins of man
anthropogenetic adj
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Noun1.anthropogenesis - the evolution or genesis of the human raceanthropogenesis - the evolution or genesis of the human race
organic evolution, phylogenesis, phylogeny, evolution - (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
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For example, anthropogenesis is taught in different levels: 5th grade prehistory, 10th grade religion and the church in medieval times; and it is linked with several subjects such as biology of human evolution and how it is influenced by climate change.
The figures through which their Enlightenment themes of "anthropogenesis" and self-assertion came to life were not exceptional beings like Odysseus, or the Christian martyrs, but ordinary people.
Ontology, or first philosophy, is not an innocuous academic discipline, but in every sense the fundamental operation in which anthropogenesis, the becoming human of the living being, is realized, (The Open 79).
Ontology, anthropogenesis, the 'becoming human of the living being', has required us, repeatedly, to enforce distinctions between 'the human and the animal, between nature and history, between life and death' (p79).
The 10 lessons include antiphysis: five lessons in textual anthropogenesis, and extimacy: five lessons in the utter alterity of absolute proximity.
That the theme of animal suffering probes deep into the heart of Western anthropogenesis can be sensed in the tone of declarations such as the following:
Economic (mainly agricultural) activity and, therefore, the degree of natural landscape anthropogenesis has also zonal character.
Already such a thing is termed "anthropogenesis" in climate science.